Earlier this week I was in this boardroom.
There were eight people sitting either side of me – and we were connected via tele-conferencing to a further half dozen people, or more, in various parts of the country.
They all wanted to hear me talk about intuition.
So I talked about intuition – which is my favourite subject.
It used to be Donald Trump but I’m over that now.
After my impassioned monologue for I don’t know how long, someone played the trailer to my movie. It’s a good trailer. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:
Anyway, once the trailer finished, everyone was supposed to ask me questions. However the first question wasn’t a question at all – a gentleman on one of the monitors wanted to tell me his particular story about how intuition had saved his life.
When he finished, I told him that what was remarkable about his story wasn’t so much the story itself, but that he’d told it to us all.
He felt safe enough to tell us.
Because most often, people don’t talk about this stuff. They’re afraid of being ridiculed. Afraid of being laughed at, or scoffed at, or have what happened to them trivialised.
I’m starting to realise that what happened to me – hearing a voice telling me to slow down while I was driving, and ultimately saving me from a certain fatality – that kind of thing isn’t just a weird one-off. These sorts of intuitive interventions happen way more frequently than most of us are aware. It’s just that most people don’t speak about it.
I made a film about it.
And it’s making people feel more comfortable about speaking about it.
I’m having these screenings of my film now all over the country, and when I chat with audience members after the show, invariably I find myself listening to a story of how intuition impacted significantly on that person’s life.
I was doing a media interview the other day. And the reporter – (reporters by design are a notoriously skeptical bunch) – stopped me mid interview and proceeded to tell me her particular story.
She was pregnant, traveling in a car without her seatbelt on because her tummy was so large – but her husband, who was driving, suddenly turned to her and told her to put her seat belt on.
She questioned him: why?
He told her again, firmly, to just put her seat belt on – which she immediately did.
A short time later their front tyre blew and her husband lost control of the car. If he hadn’t told her to put her seat belt on, she – and her unborn child – would have been killed.
Later she asked him about it.
What made him tell her to put her seat belt on?
He said he foresaw the whole thing – what was going to happen. The tyre blowing out, him losing control.
The reporter made pains to tell me her husband was in no way spiritual. He didn’t believe in any woo woo stuff, but this flash of an impending disaster came to him so strongly, he felt compelled to tell her.
Now – this reporter is telling me this amazing story in the middle of the interview she’s conducting, right? And she was a skeptic. But that incident was so startling, so profound, that it’s made her think that there could be more to this life than what science can currently validate…
Back to the boardroom.
I was being auditioned as a public speaker for Saxton, a prestigious agency. And I got the gig – they’re now representing me. Which is cool. It means I will have the opportunity to speak more widely about my favourite subject.